Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Year of the Horse
Reviewed by David Savage
Starring: Neil Young, Ralph Molina, Billy Talbot, Frank ‘Pancho’ Sampedro
Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
Running Time: 106 minutes
Crazy Horse are a rock band that have still playing after more than 40 years, sometimes with Neil Young and sometimes without. Year of the Horse is a documentary about the group spanning 20 years (1976-1996) and has been filmed in Super 8, 16mm and Hi-8 video so some of the footage has that grainy look.
The documentary has interviews with the band members showing a snapshot into their lives, the tragic death of a band member from a drug overdose (Danny Whitten) and the death of Neil Young’s producer and friend David Briggs. Between the interviews are 10 tracks filmed at their concerts.
This documentary shows the chemistry between the members of the group, the up and downs, rows but ultimately how they all enjoy playing together.
Overall, a good documentary that shows a small look into the lives of a rock band with some great music tracks. Fun, witty mixed with emotion and great music. Whether you are lover of this band or rock music in general you will love this DVD.
Tracks included on this DVD are: F*ckin' Up, Slip Away, Barstool Blues, Stupid Girl, Big Time, Tonight's The Night, Sedan Delivery, My Girl, Like a Hurricane and Music Arcade.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse and currently on a UK tour and will be in London 17 June & 19 August and Liverpool 18 August. To buy tickets to see them in London or Liverpool click here.